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Starting a business requires money, but hundreds of billions of dollars are available for good ideas. CleanStart has identified nine critical questions that anyone with a new cleantech product idea must answer to prove their concept’s worth, including its scalability, revenue model, competition, and team. CleanStart offers training, connections, and access to funding for those with new cleantech and sustainability products. Contact us to bring your idea to life!
Critical Questions to Ask When Starting a Business?
It is common knowledge that starting a business, especially one that involves new products, requires a significant amount of money. However, the good news is that there are hundreds of billions of dollars available for good ideas. The real challenge is proving that your idea is worth the investment. CleanStart, a nonprofit mentor for those who want to create and sell new cleantech and sustainability products, has identified nine critical questions that anyone with a new product idea must answer to prove their concept’s worth.
The first question is whether the product solves a significant problem. Potential investors will want to know that your product addresses a real and pressing issue. The second question is whether the product is unique or innovative. Is it something new that will stand out in the market? Thirdly, investors will want to know the product’s market size and potential for growth. Can the product reach a large audience and generate revenue?
The fourth question is whether the product is scalable. Can the business grow and expand over time? The fifth question concerns the product’s revenue model. How will the product generate income, and is it sustainable over the long term? The sixth question asks about the product’s competition. Who are the main competitors, and what makes your product stand out?
The seventh question is whether the product has intellectual property protection. This means that the product has a patent or other legal protection that prevents others from copying it. The eighth question concerns the product’s team. Does the team have the necessary skills, experience, and passion to bring the product to market successfully? Finally, investors will want to know how much money is required to get the product to market and how that money will be used.